This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.
Iran’s Ayatollah has named Rushdie (again!) as an apostate who can be killed.
The appointment of John Sutherland as chair to this year’s Man Booker award panel is causing quite a stir already – among the Man Booker’s own advisory committee, who have been quick to express dismay at the choice. “Appalling choice,” says one. (If they’re the advisory committee, then who….?)